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OIL & GAS: The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority temporarily revives a Trump-era rule that limits state and tribal involvement in pipeline and energy development, with dissenting justices criticizing the use of the court’s “shadow docket” to issue the emergency decision. (Associated Press, New York Times)

ALSO:
• Oil executives testifying before a U.S. House committee push back on Democrats’ suggestions that their companies are to blame for high fuel prices, while Republicans point fingers at Biden administration policies. (New York Times)
• The oil and gas industry has spent decades framing climate change as too costly to tackle, a claim that continues to shape the political debate. (Grist)
• A clean energy critic makes a “moral” case that poor nations deserve to develop with fossil fuels, despite spending decades disparaging those countries. (Washington Post)

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SOLAR:
• Stanford University researchers say they’ve developed a solar cell that can generate electricity at night by pulling electricity from the different temperatures between the air and the panel itself. (NPR)
• Local governments and activists nationwide are increasingly seeking to block solar developers from acquiring land, claiming arrays are costing them farmland and wildlife habitat. (Reuters)

CLIMATE:
• A study finds the U.S. is responsible for the most global ecological damage of any country over the last 50 years, largely due to overuse of natural resources. (Guardian)
• The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report highlights the importance of electrifying transportation, buildings, and energy systems in fighting climate change. (Utility Dive)
• Companies developing software to calculate carbon emissions see a spike in interest as federal financial regulators prepare to require public companies to disclose climate-related financial risks and emissions. (E&E News)
• Social media company Pinterest will ban ads and post featuring climate misinformation as it sees increasing interest in sustainability content. (New York Times)

OVERSIGHT:
• A federal watchdog’s analysis raises questions about how the U.S. Postal Service rationalized its purchase of gasoline-powered trucks over electric models. (Utility Dive)
• U.S. senators criticize the Tennessee Valley Authority for its limited clean power generation, and say its board nominees lack geographic representation. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• The transit agency serving Minneapolis and St. Paul redeploys its first electric buses after sidelining them for a year because of reliability problems, and also begins work on a plan to purchase more than 100 electric models over the next five years. (Energy News Network)
• General Motors restarts production and shipments of its Bolt electric vehicle and expects sales to rebound after vehicle fires prompted a high-profile recall last year. (CNBC)

CRYPTOCURRENCY: A cryptocurrency platform’s plan to negate crypto mining’s massive use of fossil fuel energy backfires as it becomes one of the biggest buyers of carbon offsets. (Bloomberg)

EFFICIENCY: New York needs to weatherize and electrify a huge number of buildings every year to make a dent in its emissions profile, but several hurdles prevent low-income residents from making swaps at home. (New York Focus)

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Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.